Relentless satire, a mixing of innovative film effects and mesmerizing surrealism in a Georgian film that was banned for 40 years in the Soviet Union.
A poor Georgian bureaucrat loses his job. Not because he doesn't work, but because he lacks a grandmother. He sets heaven and earth in motion to correct this deficiency. A whole catalog of experimental cinematic techniques is unleashed to portray the madness set in motion by this tasteless anti-hero. The greater his efforts, the less his chances of success. Meanwhile, his happy-go-lucky wife lives a carefree (bourgeois) life.
Cleaning Women (FI) from the planet Clinus are three men in women's clothes, an instrument park made up of cleaning tools and an avant-garde post-punk sound. During their 20 years of existence, the group has played over 600 concerts in over 20 countries on 3 continents, released 4 albums, and composed and performed umpteen live soundtracks for silent films. You may have seen them at TIFF and STUFF!
Kote Mikaberidze (b. 1896) was a Georgian/Soviet actor and director known for his incisive and courageous films, and his work is celebrated for his significant contribution to Soviet Georgian cinema. He was imprisoned for two years for anti-soviet statements and never directed another film after being released.
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